November 27, 2020

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How to Fix Windows Key Not Working on Windows 10?

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How to Fix Windows Key Not Working on Windows 10

Windows key or Winkey is a button with a logo of windows which is available at the left corner of your keyboard. It is a shortcut key to your start menu, so you can open the start menu by pressing this key. Some of the keyboards have two windows keys on both right and left. This key helps you to execute shortcuts of your system application. Now a question arises “ how to fix windows key not working on windows 10” so in this article we will give thorough information to resolve windows 10 Start Button not working issue.

Windows Key Not Working

How to Fix Windows Key Not Working on Windows 10?

Reason Behind Windows Key Not Working Issue

1. Damaged Keyboard

In case you are not able to use the windows key then may there be any physical damage in your keyboard ( maybe a cable or key issue).

2. Game Mode Interferes of Windows 10

There are some keyboard brands like Razer Blackwidow are well known to have oppositions with Game Mode of Windows 10.

3. Windows 10 Update Issue

In some cases, major Windows 10 updates can create an issue on your computer.

4. Filter Key Bug of Windows 10

It is a well-known bug of Windows 10 that creates typing issues at the login screen.

5. The Windows Key May Be Disabled

A various user noticed that “Windows 10 not working” issue occurs because of disable Windows Key and it can be done from any application or Game Mode.

See more: How to Fix Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working

You Can Turn On the On-Screen Keyboard

  • First, you need to click on the Windows icon in the taskbar then select Settings and choose Ease of Access option.
  • Now, go in the left side panel and click on the keyboard available below the section of Interaction.
  • At last click on the toggle below “Use the On-Screen Keyboard” to open the keyboard on your screen as a virtual keyboard on Windows 10.
  • You can also search on-screen keyboard in the search bar of the start menu then click and open it.On Screen Keyboard

How To Fix the Windows Key Not Working on Windows 10?

Turn Off The Filter Key

  • First press Windows and R keys (Windows key + r) on the on-screen keyboard ( you need to do a long click on the Windows button then you can press R keys to make the shortcut work.)run-windows
  • It will start Run Utility, so type” control” then click on the OK button. It will open control.RUN Control
  • You need to check that the view mode of the control panel should be selected to Category.Control View by Category
  • Now click on Ease of Access heading then click on “Change how your keyboard works” present in the Ease of Access Center.
  • After that check, that checkbox available next to the “Turn on Filter Keys” must stay empty. In case there is a checkmark then click and remove it.
  • At last click on the Apply button and click on OK.Turn Off The Filter Key

Create Adjustments To Registry

  • First press Windows and R keys on the on-screen keyboard ( you need to do a long click on the Windows button then you can press R keys to make the shortcut work.)run-windows
  • It will start Run Utility, so type“Regedit” and press the OK button for launching the Registry Editor.regedit
  • You can go to the Registry Editor by opening folders through the arrow icon next to their names. You can go to the following Registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layoutregedit control

  • Now right-click on the “Scancode Map” registry key then click on the “Delete” option for removing the key.
  • At last, close the Registry editor then restart the computer for applying changes.

Update Keyboard Drivers

  • First, right-click on the start menu icon then select device manager from option’s list.Device Manager
  • Now, go to the keyboard and right-click on the device then select the updated driver.
  • It will update the drivers if there is any requirement of updating drivers.

Disable Windows’s Game Mode

  • First click on the Start menu in the taskbar then select Settings, or you can use Windows, and I key on your on-screen keyboard.Windows Setting
  • Select “Gaming” from the option list and go in the “Game Mode” tab through the left panel.Windows Setting game mode
  • At last, assure that toggle under “Game Mode” is changed to “Off.”

Perform A System File Checker Scan

  • First press Windows and R keys on the on-screen keyboard ( you need to do a long click on the Windows button then you can press R keys to make the shortcut work.)run-windows
  • It will start Run Utility, so type “cmd” then press the Ctrl, Shift and Enter keys on the keyboard.
  • It will launch the Command Prompt with required administrative permissions.CMD
  • Now click on Yes for allowing the Command Prompt to create changes on the system.
  • after opening the Command Prompt and type the below command then press Enter for executing it:

sfc/scannowCommand CMD Scannow

  • At the last system will scan and repair all of the corrupted files so restart your computer for implementing the changes.

By DISM From The Command Prompt

  • First press Windows and R keys(Windows key + r) on the on-screen keyboard ( you need to do a long click on the Windows button then you can press R keys to make the shortcut work.)run-windows
  • It will start Run Utility, so type “cmd” then press the Ctrl, Shift and Enter keys on the keyboard.CMD
  • It will launch the Command Prompt with required administrative permissions.
  • Now click on Yes for allowing the Command Prompt to create changes on the system.
  • after opening the Command Prompt and type the below command then press Enter for executing it:
  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup, Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Wait till the completion of the process then you need to restart your computer for making changes.

Conclusion

In this article, we have offered complete information on how to fix windows key not working on Windows 10 or windows button not working. So as we have previously discussed, some of the keyboards have two windows keys on both right and left. This key helps you to execute shortcuts of your system application. We hope that you understood the process, but you can ask any question if you have queries.

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